Job (n.)
[pron: johb] in the Bible, a patriarch, seen as a symbol of destitution and patience
2H4 I.ii.127[Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] I am as poor as Job, my lord, but not so patient
MW V.v.154[Page to all, of Falstaff] as poor as Job?
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